LAURINBURG — The Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County is having a spaghetti plate sale today.
The event will run from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the American Legion Building at 1009 Atkinson Street.
Proceeds go to the center’s shelter to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Scotland County. The shelter is open 24 hours a day all year long.
“The event is also to help raise awareness and base funds for the agency,” said Beth Taylor, executive director of Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center. “The organization has been in Scotland County for 20 plus years and some people still don’t know about it.”
The center’s last plate sale event in 2013 featured barbecue as the main attraction. That fundraiser brought in about $4,000 after the cost of food and arrangements, according to Taylor. Organizers were able to sell almost 800 plates.
The 2013 event raised high hopes for today’s spaghetti plate sale.
“Our goal is to sell between 600 to 800 plates,” Taylor said.
The event will include information about how to volunteer with the center as well as information for victims or people who know someone in need of the services.
“We do appreciate our community and normally when we have an event the community does turn out in large numbers,” she said. “We want to thank them.”
Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.